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The Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever! – Beach

I hope you have read my previous The Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever! for the Destination Area in Bali, as I will write about the beach in Bali in this post. I will make The Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever! into several posts.

Anyway, if you haven’t read the previous one, then I need to tell you this.

For you who have been following my blog, this post is similar to “My Travel Tips to Bali Island, Indonesia” post which is a short version of the Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever! because I write all the travel tips in a single post. But this post has My “it” List that is not mentioned in that travel tips post.
If you are my new reader, you can continue reading this post or if you prefer reading a short and brief version of this Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever!, you can go to “My Travel Tips to Bali Island, Indonesia” post.

While for you who want to read the most detail and Best Travel Guide To Bali Ever! -plus My “it” List-, you can continue to read this one.

THE BEACH IN BALI

There are many beaches in Bali. Mostly with wave and current, even big wave. I hardly find a calm beach for swimming. Maybe that is why Bali is famous for surfing lover.  Western part of Bali has beach with good wave during dry season and eastern part of Bali has beach with good wave in the rainy season.

KUTA BEACH

It’s a white sandy beach full of tourists. It’s best for watching beautiful sunset, surfing and body boarding. There are times when you will find garbage in the water. But amazingly, you won’t find them the next day.

LEGIAN BEACH

It’s in the end of Kuta beach, a quieter part of it. Sometimes people called it Double Six Beach. It’s half white sandy beach and half is getting darker cause of the mix with black sand from Seminyak beach. This beach is also best for watching sunset, surfing and body boarding. I like it better than Kuta cause lesser tourist here and one thing for sure, the rental for beach bench and body board are cheaper than in Kuta beach.

MAHAGIRI BEACH

Lies in north part of Nusa Lembongan as private beach of Mahagiri Resort. I like spending my time here, looking at the awesome view of Bali island across the water. Not to mention the nice sunset view.

MUSHROOM BAY

Lies in the south part of Nusa Lembongan. This island is definitely the right place to relax. It has nice beach where you can swim. The cafes here offer lower price to go snorkeling to 5 spots around Nusa Lembongan island and the nearby Nusa Penida island.

I go to Nusa Lembongan island a lot that I put the video link
in this post: Video Nusa Lembongan Bali

JEMELUK BEACH

Lies in Amed and offer amazing marine life where you can see after a few feet swim. This is why I love this beach.  It is highly recommended for snorkeling with family.

PETITENGGET BEACH

It’s in the end of Legian beach, part of Seminyak beach. This beach is great for chilling out but you cannot surf / play body board cause it’s in sacred area. I saw local family with children playing in the water on the weekend. I like the atmosphere there and it’s cleaner than Legian beach / Kuta beach.

NUSA DUA BEACH

It’s a nice beach to spend the time with your family. You will see the beach on your right and on your left.. If you see Bali map, you will know where this beach located. You can swim here, it is a bit calm and further from the beach, you can surf.

GEGER BEACH

It lies in Nusa Dua area. It’s a long stretch white sandy beach. First time I was there, I think it looked like Kuta beach. But last November (2012), I went there to find that there was a big hotel construction nearby. It doesn’t look as good as my first visit and according to my friend, the water tasted sour. Maybe because of the seaweed plantation there. That’s too bad. This beach is in the left side of a temple. While in the right side, there is a nice place for surfing.

DREAMLAND BEACH

It is in Pecatu area. I think this is the best beach in Bali. Most of my visit there, I see a high wave about 1 meter or so just a few steps from the beach. Crazy.. and Awesome!!  I am afraid of high wave so I don’t play body board there, just relax, laying on the beach bench.  The water is clear and clean. There is KLAPA cafe uphill where you can watch beautiful sunset. I love it there!!.

SANUR BEACH

This is a great beach for family, calm water but be careful if you swim further from the beach, esp near the canal arean. I had my diving there and the underwater current is pretty strong towards afternoon. There are many cafes along the beach and a jogging track. Great place for chilling out or for jogging/bicycling while watching the sunrise.

LOVINA BEACH

I didn’t go to this beach in the morning/noon but in the afternoon, there are many local boats. The sand is kinda black, if I am not mistaken. There are cafes along the beach, mostly the tourist are elderly or divers.

TULAMBEN BEACH

Hardly sand here, mostly rocks with great underwater!!

CANDIDASA-BEACH

My only memory about this beach is that there are many rocks there LoL!

BLOO LAGOON BEACH

It’s in Padang Bai area. I only saw it from a distance. It’s so small and not interesting but the underwater is great. Best for snorkeling.

PADANG BAI BEACH

It’s a white sandy beach but many local boats there and many garbage. Maybe because it’s in the harbor area??

BIAS TUGAL BEACH

It’s in Padang Bai area and it’s the best one!! I went there in the afternoon and in the early morning for sunrise. It’s like a small private beach that time. I love it there. Just watch this video I took there.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH

It’s a nice beach, you can swim here. Guess the movie “Eat, Pray, Love” made this beach popular ^^.


MY “it” LIST:
THE BEST – THE WORST – THE MOST
MY FAVE – MY BUCKET LIST

 

Now that you’ve got a picture of the beach in Bali, let me share you which one (or more than one) are on my “It” list based on my experience.

THE BEST BEACH IN BALI TO VISIT FOR FIRST TIMER:

  • Kuta beach for sunset
  • Padang-padang
  • Mahagiri beach

I love beach and these beaches gave me an awe moment on my first visit.

THE BEST BEACH IN BALI FOR FAMILY:

  • Legian beach
  • Petitengget beach
  • Jemeluk beach
  • Nusa Dua beach
  • Sanur beach
  • Mushroom beach

THE WORST BEACH IN BALI: I would say Kuta beach and Legian beach during the ‘garbage’ season.

THE MOST QUIETEST BEACH IN BALI:

  • Mahagiri beach
  • Mushroom beach
  • Jemeluk beach



THE MOST LAID-BACK BEACH IN BALI:

  • Jemeluk beach
  • Mushroom beach

THE MOST BUSIEST BEACH IN BALI:

  • Kuta beach
  • Legian beach
  • Sanur beach

MY FAVORITE BEACH IN BALI

  • Padang-padang beach in Uluwatu

  • Jemeluk beach in Amed.

MY BUCKET LIST:

The next beach in Bali that I want to visit and explore more are Jemeluk beach, Secret beach, and beaches in Nusa Penida.
Well, that’s it. I hope you’ve got a picture on the beach in Bali now. If you’ve been to Bali or have your own list about the beach in Bali, feel free to share it in the comment below.

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